Playlist: The Sound and the Fury

JRRBLL was born & raised in Northern Vermont. After a somewhat troubled youth, he arrived in Ithaca, NY quite suddenly one Spring day many years ago.

In the Spring of 1985, while on an unrelated mission for a friend, an opportunity presented itself for on air DJ training at WVBR-FM Ithaca, the only non-profit commercial training station in the USA at the time. In September of 1985, a slot opened up between 2am – 6am Sunday mornings for a possible free form show, during which time "Rocking The Night Away" was started – four hours of free form progressive loud rock, as the term Heavy Metal was getting to be a little long in the tooth. Seven years later, with Rocking The Night Away now a five hour show, Mimi Griswold, PD at WQNY-Ithaca, hired him away from WVBR to start The Sound & The Fury on Friday overnights from Midnight until 6am. The extra time meant further expanding the ever growing library & playlists.

Shortly after JRRBLL started at WQNY, Mimi was hired away by Ed Levine to take over programming of his new solid rock station in Utica, NY. He soon followed her north to K-Rock where you hear the rest of the story every Saturday night at midnight... The Sound & the Fury celebrated it's 26th anniversary November of 2011.

Mission Statement

Now As Always, JRRBLL is at odds with Radio & the way music is presented on it, with it's tight formats & rigid playlists. The Sound & The Fury specializes in premiering the latest releases by current & established artists & groups in the loud rock field. Heavy emphasis on current (within the last 6 months) music, with short trips down memory lane to spice things up a little. Long sets are a mainstay, with as few interruptions as possible throughout the night. Regular features like instant requests(FOR REAL!), Notes From The Pen, Manly Advice from Mr. Manly, Readings from Fascination Alleyway, Artist Interviews & Surprise Guest Appearances, JRRBLL's Corner, where all the new stuff from the weeks mailbag gets spotlighted into one set, as well as a cool down with For Strahlers Only at 5:30am

…The Sound & The Fury Playlist for December 17, 2023…

Sunday, December 17, 2023 |




*Judas Priest~Out In The Cold

*Psychotica~What Is God?

*Genitorturers~One Who Feeds

*Die Krupps~Bloodsuckers

*Young Gods~Gasoline Man (Remix)

*Helios Creed~Throw Away The Rind

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*KMFDM~Bullets, Bombs & Bigotry

*Ministry~Warp City  (Remix)

   *****1 AM*****

*Night Ranger~You Can Still Rock In America

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King  (Live)

*Black Sabbath~A National Acrobat

*Modus~I Divide

**Max Scialdone~The Darkening

*King Buffalo~Eye Of The Storm  (Live)

*Dream Theater~Metropolis   (Live)

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~The Squaring Of The Circle   (Pike 271)


*Buckethead~Scalp Assail


*Buckethead~Mosaic Silk


*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*W.A.S.P.~Wild Child

*Bruce Dickinson~Accident Of Birth

*Iron Maiden~Wasted Years

   *****3 AM*****

*Type O Negative~September Sun

**Fascination Alleyway~Smelling The Future   p465

**Jacque~Omissional Lie


**The Cult~Flesh & Bone

**Mute Prophet~Angel Of The Lake

**Mute Prophet~Empathy

**Porcupine Tree~Harridan  (Live)

**Porcupine Tree~Walk The Plank   (Live)

   *****4 AM*****

**Max Scialdone~The Long Farewell

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

*Death Angel~The Devil Incarnate


*Nightrage~The Venomous

*Hyborian~Driven By Hunger

*Deadsoul Tribe~Toy Rockets

  *****5 AM*****

*Karma To Burn~Hymn 72

*Michelle Darkness~Dopecrawler

*Machine Head~Hallowed Be Thy Name

*Black Sabbath~Heaven & Hell

*Godhead~Tired Old Man

*Witherfall~Long Time

*Steven Wilson~Impossible Tightrope

*Riverside~The Curtain Falls

*Ray Charles~A Song For You